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New Books

The Library prepares a monthly list of Recent Acquisitions (new books). Recent acquisitions are on display in the Main Reading room on the shelves near the entrance of the Main Reading room (located off the Mabie Law Library Lobby).  Alumni may request to borrow new books at the Circulation desk.

Faculty Publications

The Library maintains an archive of Law faculty publications and exhibits selected faculty publications in the corridor south of the Mabie Library Lobby. Each faculty member is asked to select a representative sample of his/her publications to include in the exhibit.

Databases, Books & Other Materials

Finding Books:
Visit the Library's Find Books page for details on searching for books
 found at Mabie Law Library, other UC Campus Libraries and beyond.

Borrowing Books & Interlibrary Loan:
Procedures for borrowing, returning and renewing of books and other materials are found at the Circulation Services web page.


UC Davis Law alums, who either practice law in Davis or reside in Davis,  can apply to receive a keycard for after-hours access to the Mabie Law Library in King Hall.  Applicants must apply in person, show identification, and complete a form with contact information. After-hours access may be denied or withdrawn at any time. Keycards will be valid for the current fiscal year only, and applicants must re-apply in person each year.

For security reasons, keycard holders may not loan the keycard to others or allow others access to the building after hours. The Reserve section is not available after hours.  

Lost and Found

Found items are held at the Circulation Desk for a reasonable time. Items are then turned over to the Law Student Association or, if valuable, to the campus police.

Desktop Support & Computer Services

Computers in the Library on Level 3 may be used by anyone for legal research, but are not available for email or wordprocessing. Online printing is available for 10 cents a page, with copycard. Food and drink are not permitted near any computers. The Computer Lab is for UC Davis Law students only.


A photocopy machine is located in the Stacks area on Level 3.  The machine accepts only cards.  Copies are $0.10 per impression.  Cards may be purchased at the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library Library  which is located across the parking lot from King Hall --the card dispenser is located on the entry level floor of the library, next to the Circulation/Reference Desk.

You may add value to a card by:
1.  Inserting $1, $5, $10 or $20 in the copy card dispenser at the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
2.  Going online to create an account at:
*This is not a real time system so your account will be updated within 4 business hours (M-F, 8-5) of your order.

Assistance with Research & Library Collections

Reference Librarians are available to assist alumni in locating books and providing research tips, during open hours (except Saturday) -- in person, via email or by telephone at 752-0210.

Study Space: Carrels

Most carrels in the Library are assigned to Law students. Unoccupied carrels may be used by anyone until the assignee returns. The open seating at carrels is marked X on the floor plans .  Use of electrical appliances, other than PC's and lights, are not allowed. Items of value should not be left unattended. 

Seating is reserved for UC Davis law students during exam periods. 

Contact: 752-3327 or Circulation/Reserve desk.


The Mabie Law Library is available for law study or research during standard and recess hours. A collection of practitioner-oriented treatises, including CEB, Rutter Group and Witkin titles, are located in the Library's Reserve Area and circulate only for 4 hours.  All other books are shelved in open stacks with the exception of Rare Books and Archives.  For after-hours access, see section below on keycards that may be purchased by alumni.


Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour.